Puppycide

Police Body-Cam Captures Puppycide

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Courtesy of Photography Is Not a Crime (PINAC) comes this horrible video below of what appears to show a police officer from Cleburne, Texas, shooting at a couple of stray dogs who are standing around wagging their tails and not engaging in aggressive behavior:

 

The police have confirmed that the video is what it looks like, but as is typical, the department is reflexively defending the officer while promising to investigate:

"The City is obviously concerned about the video showing an officer shooting a dog. As is often the case, the short video does not tell the whole story. The officer was responding to a 911 call for assistance. Three dogs had pinned some residents in a vehicle. One dog was secured without incident before the shooting. The officer was attempting to secure the other dogs until animal control arrived when one dog became aggressive.

The City of Cleburne takes the safety of our residents, their pets, and our officers seriously. This incident is currently under review. The review will include interviews with witnesses and review of department policies. Once the review is concluded, any actions that may be warranted will be handled swiftly and appropriately.

PINAC is pushing for a release of the full body-cam video, as this is only a short segment. PINAC also has a video from this same police department showing an officer Tazing a guy at a stop for an alleged hit-and-run incident for having the nerve to ask why he was being arrested.

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  1. “It was coming right at me!”

  2. I love how there isn’t even the slightest panic or urgency. He’s calling the dogs over and then just casually shoots them. Sociopath much? All he needs to do now is skin them and wear their furs. As if we needed more proof of the type of people drawn to being a cop. This kind.

  3. PINAC is pushing for a release of the full body-cam video, as this is only a short segment.

    Not sure there’s anything after the clip ends; it kind of looks like after the officer killed the first dog, he realized how bad it looked and turned the camera off.

    1. I think the want to see before, not after, to check the claims from the police press release about what was happening prior to the shooting.

  4. I AM NOT GOING TO WATCH THAT.

    I do not care if it is nut-punch Friday.

    I AM NOT GOING TO WATCH THAT.

  5. The comments on that video are unbelievable. I’ll post a round-up in a minute.

    In the US, the police shoot a dog on about every 98 minutes:

    http://www.citylab.com/politic…..utes/7356/

    That’s about 5,000 dogs per year.

  6. Oh my.

    Joell56784 hours ago (edited)

    You get all pissed off until those dogs are eating your child’s face…

    Loose violent animals should be killed. Luckily this cop or citizen was there to put down the violent dogs before they could attack a small child. If an owner has a violent animal they should make sure they can not get out or face the consequences of a dead animal…

    We don’t have the whole video. I am sure they did not show the whole video or the violent dogs because they knew the HATE and VITRIOL this video would spread through the idiots who don’t or won’t rationally think about the video or the reasons why the animals needed shot. Violent animals are not good for the greater society, and if not controlled should be killed.

    So I know the idiots with blind hate and emotions will come out of the wood work and bitch about the reality of this, but like I said before, Violent animals should be killed. Cops don’t just go hunting dogs, so LOGIC and REASON would tell you that he has a good reason for killing these dogs. Stop being stupid and controlled by emotions.?

    1. Cops don’t just go hunting dogs,

      Dibs on selling Joell5678 the Brooklyn Bridge.

    2. Yeah, I saw that too over at Youtube. My response to her:

      So based on your reasoning that all dogs are potential killers and can revert to their basest instincts at any given moment, it would be reasonable for a citizen to shoot a police dog that behaved toward him or her in a threatening fashion, correct? I mean, given that we have a fundamental human right not to have our ‘faces chewed off.'”?

      [“Faces chewed off” her words from another post]

    3. Loose violent animals should be killed.

      At least he’s advocating shooting the cops.

      1. Stealing this.

  7. roxzkogmailcom57 minutes ago

    If you make noise like that to get the dogs attention and call it over then shoot the dog as a cop you get paid vacation but if you say here piggy piggy piggy and you have good aim you get jailed for life ?

  8. Can we stop being so reflexively anti-cop here for a moment and try to put ourselves in a police officer’s shoes?

    Imagine – you’ve got a sidearm with a full magazine, maybe 12 or 15 rounds simply begging to be squeezed off. And here’s an opportunity not only to fire off a few rounds, but to watch something bleed out right in front of you. Best part is, the animal is very unlikely to pose an actual threat, so you don’t have to worry about actually being hurt. Getting to watch grief-stricken owners crying over their dead pets, knowing there’s nothing they can do about it, is simply an added bonus here. Moreover, all you have to do is claim that you were in “fear for your life,” so you know you’ll never be held officially accountable. The feeling of raw power must be absolutely sublime.

    In light of all that, can we really blame them?

    1. Then they should shoot each other.

      1. No, they should shoot themselves.

  9. I wonder if the “residents in a vehicle” have video.

    I also wonder if the “aggressive behavior” occurred after the shooting by the other dog and that’s why they’re not releasing the full video.

  10. Clearly the officer just needed more training.

    1. He’s got all the training he needs to make french fries for the rest of his existence. Or at least until the position is automated out of existence.

  11. Notice the dog seems a tad apprehensive here, like he knows there’s something a little “off” about this guy. More proof, at least to me, that dogs know when they’re in the presence of a psychopath.

  12. While its not anything new to me, you’d think by this point that claiming that you will “investigate the incident” would be widely recognized by now as nothing more than a brush-off statement indicating they don’t give a flying fuck and are going to stall and prevaricate until people get bored and move on?

    I should really start using this myself with police:

    “YOU THERE! You! Pissing on that wall!”
    (Zip)
    “Oh, Hello Officer. Pissing on a wall, you say? Until our investigation into this matter is complete, we feel that any judgement or comment on the allegations at this time would be premature. We do appreciate your working with us on this matter, however, as we attempt to fully resolve the issue in the best interests of all concerned parties.” (burp)

  13. From the youtube comments:

    Kizone Kaprow3 hours ago

    DOG-BITE STATISTICS
    Nearly 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs each year, half of these are children. Almost one in five of those who are bitten, about 885,000, require medical attention for dog bite-related injuries. In 2012, more than 27,000 people underwent reconstructive surgery as a result of being bitten by dogs.
    More: http://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecr…..dog-bites/?

    The name seems familiar.

    1. She’s the animal that should be put down.

    2. That comment is astonishingly dumb.

      I suspect every child who grows up with a family dog will get bitten at least once in their lives. Children do stupid things and, at some point, they will annoy a dog enough to provoke it into biting. It is the dog’s way of telling the kid to back off.

      For 99.9% of dog bites, the human has (usually inadvertently) provoked it by not knowing how to behave around a dog.

  14. I’m not a big dog lover but that is the action of someone sick in the head.

  15. I speak fluent bullshit. Allow me to translate:

    “The City is obviously concerned about the video showing an officer shooting a dog.

    The city knows their in for a shitstorm, and video of our fuckups makes us very uncomfortable, which is why we don’t like video.

    As is often the case, the short video does not tell the whole story.

    A short video tells the whole story if the video alone vindicates the officer. If the video doesn’t, then it doesn’t tell the whole story. Will will build the narrative until the officer is vindicated.

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